THE PRESIDENCY by HUGH SIDEY: Toward a Peanut Butter Car

The Presidency

It is just possible that historians may look back some day and decide that the best idea to come out of Jimmy Carter's first term was—of all things — Transportation Secretary Brock Adams' challenge: "Reinvent the car."

The survival of the U.S. as we know it rests on our ability to use less fuel and yet preserve the nation's circulatory system. The auto industry, running at about $100 billion a year, after some grousing has joined the reinvention deliberations. The Government is preparing to take part in a $100 million research program. Reinventing the car...

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